redbeerviking (1) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Folks, do yourselves a favor when drinking and rating this beer and understand what is actually in it (or should I say, what is not). This is NOT a pumpkin ale. Do you know why? It doesn’t include any pumpkin! Looks can be deceiving. This beer is made to taste like a pumpkin ale, but it grossly over spiced. I had a hard time even finishing it.
pottygok (472) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Pumpkin pie aromas clearly evident, with hints of citrus hops, but not too much.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with no head.
Taste: Medium sweetness throughout with hints of sourness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: The best pumpkin ale I’ve tasted this season (2013). It’s very pumpkiny, despite having no actual pumpkin in the recipe, with the spice flavors apparent, but tempers it with the hops for great flavor. I really enjoyed this one.
rubbishystuff (1850) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Bar Louie. Hmm, although not bad tasting this beer was all over the place. It was kind of a mess. The mix didn’t work. Serving: Tap
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the tap room. Pumpkin on top of clove on top of all spice on top of awful.
jimski (49) - - OCT 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jaw-jacker reminds one of a wheat ale. It has a slightly sour taste with a hint of spice and citrus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chucklemation (488) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
The best thing about this beer is that it looks like apple cider. The smell, oddly similar to over-ripe bananas, is off-putting. The flavor is lacking. There’s a harsh bite to it (someone on the site called it sour and I agree), which makes it difficult to enjoy.
firstsip (446) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has the most pleasing "pumpkin" appearance of any pumpkin ale I’ve ever had: a beautiful, deep rich orange. Not overly sweety, mostly strong spice character stands out than pumpkin flavor. Spice wise, it’s more of a ginger/allspice profile than a cinnamon/nutmeg one. Nice nose. Bright on the tongue.
MaroonOrange (129) - - OCT 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Allspice is the predominant aroma. Fairly light palate and the flavor of the spices is pleasant but not overwhelming. Not a bad pumpkin beer.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Belgian Cafe with Pat and Sean Tommy. Pours a murky orange with amazing frothy, lumpy, lasting beige head and erratic soapy lace. Nose of spice - cinnamon and nutmeg, caramel. Thin to medium body a little watery.
bigtaster (554) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 oz bottle, clear orange copper color with almost no head on an aggressive pour. There is a lot of spice, I get cinnamon and nutmeg clearly, Medium body, slightly, oily, a tinge of spice bitterness, maybe from cinnamon. Malt is bread, similar to pumpkin pie, nutmeg and cinnamon. Interesting take on a ’pumpkin’ beer.